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Ruby, Lily or Matilda.

(23 Posts)
BeautifulStars93 Fri 07-Aug-15 13:51:24

Always liked Ruby and Lily but thwy were v popular so we never used them with our 2 daughters.
Considered Lilith and Lilia but are we trying too be too different?
Love Matilda but aware its becoming popular and maybe even 'trendy'.
Daughters are Isabelle and Eliza. Which goes best?

Glindathegoodwitch Fri 07-Aug-15 13:54:22

Same, I always liked Ruby and Scarlett but they became too popular.

I like Tilly and people have advised for Matilda and nn Tilly

Just to throw a curve ball, how about Lilah (or Lila/Lyla) as opposed to Lilith and Lilia. Lilah is on my shortlist smile

Spydra Fri 07-Aug-15 14:06:09

Matilda is my favourite with those 2.
Both Ruby and Lily seem very "now" - Matilda is less 2015.

FatSwan Fri 07-Aug-15 14:08:06

I like Matilda and Ruby, Lily is OK. I LOVE Lilith!

loveulotslikejellytots Fri 07-Aug-15 14:09:43

My 3 favourite names! grin

I wouldn't go for Lily, with your other names it can be a bit of a mouthful.

What about Molly or Milly?

BeautifulStars93 Fri 07-Aug-15 14:16:09

We did consider Molly but its a no go because of a family friends death.
Not keen on Lyla. Im very fussy with names x

HelenaJohannsen Fri 07-Aug-15 14:18:06

Matilda Ruby is a very pretty name

marinacortina Fri 07-Aug-15 15:11:33

They are all very very popular recently.

I used to love Matilda, and if I'd had a daughter in the 80s that's what I would probably have called her, but it was deeply unfashionable then. However I really dislike Tilly, so it's just as well.

Sophronia Fri 07-Aug-15 15:41:21


Fizzyplonk Fri 07-Aug-15 16:15:17

Lydia, Agatha, Anya or Delilah?

I think Matilda goes best if your options.

marshmallowpies Fri 07-Aug-15 16:22:43

- all could be alternatives to Matilda which are a bit more unusual right now.

Lily and Ruby are both lovely but much too popular right now.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 07-Aug-15 21:27:20

I don't like Lilith, sorry it's daft not different. Lilia is lovely though. I would think you were trying to be different by using Lilia.
I would consider a name such as Amanda Janet, Susan, Christine Michelle or Lisa to be different
Not too fussed on Ruby or Matilda sorry.

lostinikea Fri 07-Aug-15 21:31:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

latenightmum Fri 07-Aug-15 21:45:04

Isabelle, Eliza & Charlotte (Lottie)
Isabelle, Eliza & Orla
Isabelle, Eliza & Oonagh
Isabelle, Eliza & Rachel
Isabelle, Eliza & Lucy

Quasilulu Mon 10-Aug-15 01:21:59

I love Ruby. Just love it.

stopitcaroline Mon 10-Aug-15 02:18:28

Technically, you've already got two forms of Elizabeth with Eliza and Isabelle. I'd avoid Lily because it and Lilybet can be nicknames for Elizabeth. I also don't care for Lily; I find it a bit too precious, especially next to gorgeous and strong Isabelle and Eliza. Ruby I've never liked. I'm American and it isn't used much here, but as a general rule I think it's easy for gem names to err towards tacky. Matilda would definitely be my choice. I think it would be great with the other two.

Fruityflapjack Mon 10-Aug-15 03:08:47

My DD is a Lillian (after her maternal GGM) we nn to Lilly but also use Lillian a fair bit too.

Vijac Mon 10-Aug-15 20:03:00

Matilda. Beautiful.

reuset Mon 10-Aug-15 20:09:32


reuset Mon 10-Aug-15 20:13:19

Sorry, Matilda. I have a Matilda (Mathilde), we also nick name her Matty most of the time. Lovely name! Ruby would be next choice.

sweetpeame Mon 10-Aug-15 23:04:43

in that order. Not a fan of Ruby, I think it will be dated soon. Mathilda and Lily are more classic names and even though they are popular won't date the way Ruby will IMO.

StevieJo Mon 10-Aug-15 23:16:18

I love all 3 but Lilith and Matilda are my favourites

marinacortina Tue 11-Aug-15 00:41:48

I'm afraid I think all three will date.

None of these names have been fashionable in my lifetime until recently, and my mother (born in the 1930s) would have thought them all old-fashioned too.

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